Project Case Studies

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Below is an archive of project case studies; each one is a designer’s vision to ignite change in the world through creative problem solving. We aim to bring big ideas such as these out of the studio and into the community to inspire like-minded changemakers. Projects are posted by Design Ignites Change participants and award applicants.

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Kaflab

School of Visual Arts

Kaflab is a foundation dedicated to re-define Arab identity through the arts. Starting from the initial question of ‘What Arab is’, Kaflab looks to analyze the eleme... more ⇒

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BMore Fit Teacher Toolkit

Maryland Institute College of Art

The BMore Fit Teacher Toolkit is a deck of exercise cards and instructions for teachers to use in their classroom to keep students engaged. When t... more ⇒

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Rubble to Real Estate

Iowa State University

There are always communities coping with the aftermath of natural disasters – from flooding and hurricanes to earthquakes and forest fires. In most c... more ⇒

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reCOVER: Disaster Recovery Housing

University of Virginia, School of Architecture

This Initiative reCOVER project focuses on the design, fabrication and testing of a disaster recovery housing prototype. It is part of an... more ⇒

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WELCOME: Gentrification Offsetting

Parsons The New School for Design

WELCOME is a collaborative service that raises awareness about gentrification and fosters more inclusive forms of change in vulnerable urb... more ⇒